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Man who made efforts to avert Op Bluestar is no more
Amritsar, December 18
Amritsar-born former ambassador to Ghana and Madagascar Daljit Singh Pannun, who once made a last-ditch efforts to avert infamous “Operation Bluestar” by mediating between Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale and the union government, has died in Chandigarh following brief illness.

Now, spl clubs in schools to promote heritage
Amritsar, December 18
In order to create awareness among the students of the holy city about the art and cultural heritage, the Intach has established clubs in various schools of the city.

Majithia launches bar body’s website 
Amritsar, December 18
Punjab information and public relation minister Bikram Singh Majithia launched a website of Amritsar Bar Association, here today. Besides, he also inaugurated a cafeteria and library in the bar association building.

Lifetime Achievement
GNDU professor gets ILA award
Amritsar, December 18
The Indian Library Association (ILA) has honored Dr M P Satija, professor and head of the department of library and information science, GNDU with ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for the year 2007.


City students develop flying electric generator
Students of Ashoka Senior Secondary School with the model of the generator. Amritsar, December 18
The students of Ashoka Senior Secondary School have developed a ‘flying electric generator,’ which has been selected by NCERT for display at 34th Jawahar Lal Nehru National Science exhibition at Puducherry. The event would be held at the end of December and the school team would represent Amritsar.

Students of Ashoka Senior Secondary School with the model of the generator. — A Tribune photograph

No papers: Canadian girl arrested
Rajasansi, December 18
A 19-year-old girl who was taken to Canada by her paternal aunt around 15 years ago has been arrested by Rajasansi police, here today. She was handed over to the cops by the immigration authorities due to absence of some documents.

Santa Style
Santa caps are already a rage among youngsters.
Santa caps are already a rage among youngsters. — A Tribune photograph

City Sikh is Holland body’s peace envoy
Amritsar, December 18
Holland-based Sikh Bhupinder, who hails from Amritsar, has been honored and declared “Ambassador of Peace” by Almere, the Netherlands based Universal Peace Federation recently. Bhupinder was honored at a special function organised to honour prominent citizens of the Netherlands in the Glass House of Almere.

Good Heart
Honest cop honoured
Amritsar, December 18
Harjinder Singh, ASI 1956 PAP, was honoured by the management of the State Bank of India, Amritsar at a special function for his honesty as he had returned valuable documents, including two check books and pass books, of one Mohinder Singh Gill, found outside the bank premises.

From Madhubala to Madhuri, frock suits come full circle
Trend catching up in city with boutiques flaunting the retro rage
Amritsar, December 18
As girls in the city take the retro route on the fashion road, Anarkali and frock suits are back in vogue. The trend which was a rage in the 70s is back and now mommies can have a lot to guide the collegiates on.

Child’s Play
Tiny tots of Delhi Public School perform a skit in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Tiny tots of Delhi Public School perform a skit in Amritsar on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Rural health services all set for a spruce-up’
Amritsar, December 18
To make holy city residents aware of various health facilities available, a three-day ‘Family health and welfare fair-2007’, took off at local Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Civil Hospital, here on Tuesday. Deputy commissioner-cum-chairman of the Red Cross Society KS Pannu inaugurated the vent which is being organised by the health department.

Mobile dispensary van launched
Amritsar, December 18
A mobile medical dispensary van was launched by the Bhai Ghanayaji Mission Society, which was flagged off by Punj Pyaras while Dr Inderjit Kaur, patron of the Pingalwara Trust, showed the green flag.





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